Hi Falls Creekians, As is my custom in the Japan forum, this will be the thread for my Trip Report, daily journal, and conversation with likeminded individuals. We managed 3 separate trips to Japan this season and after a pretty long week, we made the spur of the moment decision to book a week's skiing at Falls. For those of you who I haven't met in the Japan forums, we live in Singapore and for the past 4 seasons since starting we have only ever skied in Japan. We've booked in with Pretty Valley Lodge and will be catching the bus up from Tullamarine after an overnight flight so I think we have most of the major logistics covered. With a month to go before we get snow under the planks, the hype is very real. Any tips for first time Australian skiers? We are all solid Intermediate through to early Advanced, and are usually pretty happy with staying on piste with a few darts into the trees at the edges.